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Concerts in the Park

The silence was deafening in 2020. We all felt it and knew why, but, having boomeranged back to St. Louis after being gone for four years, moving back into the…

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Gateway Cup Bike Races – Tour de Lafayette

It’s another sign of the times of pre-COVID life returning – the Tour de Lafayette returns on September 3, serving as the unofficial end of summer, the beginning of Labor…

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LSRC Takes Measures to Support and Protect Neighbors and Public During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Lafayette Square Restoration Committee (LSRC) Board has been in constant communication about what measures and recommendations will best serve our community during the pandemic. To that end, we’ll be updating this post regularly with resources, announcements, and suggestions.

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History

1971: The Lafayette Square Restoration Plan

The New York Times of May 27, 2021 has a fascinating study into the long term social and economic costs of America’s drive to accommodate the automobile after World War…

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Using The Lafayette Square Searchable Archives

A benefit to living in Lafayette Square is our searchable archives, full of neighborhood information and history, down to the house and street and year, and who’s who and why,…

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1896: The Stable History of 1717 Park Avenue

The Meyerkord building at 1717 Park Avenue houses various law firms and is for sale. I’ve walked past and pondered the motto, “A Legacy of Legal Innovation,” wondering how innovation…

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Lafayette Park

1968: A Black Hip Session In Lafayette Park

An officially sanctioned “black hip session” seemed unlikely in Lafayette Park during the summer of 1968, but it happened. There have been books written about the single year significance of…

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Earth Day In Lafayette Park

As the Google Doodle of the day below reminds us, this is Earth Week and Thursday was Earth Day (40th in all, I think.) Lafayette Park celebrated the planting of…

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Lafayette Park Cleanup Blitz April 10

Help Wanted.  Volunteers needed to get Lafayette Park ready for spring. Planned work days are Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.   Tasks include cutting back grasses…

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Lafayette Square Restoration Committee

Strategic Plan Launched November 15, 2020 (Replay of Virtual Meeting)

In early 2019 the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee voted to fund the preparation of a five year Strategic Plan for the Lafayette Square neighborhood. Input was solicited from residents, social…

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Lafayette Square Restoration Committee to Accept Proposals for Website Design

As one of the initiatives outlined in the newly released Strategic Plan for Lafayette Square, the LSRC has committed to a complete redesign of their website. It is encouraged for…

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LSRC Takes Measures to Support and Protect Neighbors and Public During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Lafayette Square Restoration Committee (LSRC) Board has been in constant communication about what measures and recommendations will best serve our community during the pandemic. To that end, we’ll be updating this post regularly with resources, announcements, and suggestions.

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